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Welsh Winter Hillwalking and Mountaineering

Our Welsh Winter courses are based at home in Plas y Brenin, deep in the heart of Snowdonia's National Park. The mountains are accessible with moderate walks into high North and East facing shady slopes and cwms. Whilst the winters are a little unpredictable the last few years have delivered some excellent snow and ice conditions, ideal for learning essential winter skills. But whatever the weather, our flexible course programme means we can take full advantage of whatever Mother Nature serves up.

Welsh Winter Skills

Two days of intensive winter skills. Use and choice of ice axe and crampons, equipment selection, winter navigation and self arrest will all be covered............

Experience Required: summer hillwalking.

Cost 2015: £235 (2 Days)

Cost 2016: £240 (2 Days)

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The Big Winter Walk (30-31 Jan)

We've teamed up with Cotswold Outdoor to bring you this weekend of enjoyable winter walking with our instructors and the technical equipment experts from Cotswold Outdoor. Choose from a range of gui...........

Experience Required: No experience required

Cost 2015: No dates remaining

Cost 2016: £165 (2 Days)

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Welsh Winter Hillwalking

Designed for those with some hillwalking experience who want to travel the mountains confidently at a time of year when the length of day may make visibility uncertain. The winter time offers great op...........

Experience Required:  some summer hillwalking.

Cost 2015: £385 (5 Days)

Cost 2016: £395 (5 Days)

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Winter Fourteen Peaks Challenge

An opportunity to attept to tick off all of Wales' 3000 foot peaks in one week. The unpredictable weather at this time of year calls for more time to take on the challenge, that's why this five-day at...........

Experience Required: A good level of summer hillwalking fitness.

Cost 2015: £515 (5 Days)

Cost 2016: £525 (5 Days)

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Welsh Winter Mountaineering

Making the most of the unpredictable weather experienced during the winter months in North Wales, this course is aimed at those summer hillwalkers who want to extend their skills to four seasons. Use ...........

Experience Required: summer hillwalking.

Cost 2015: £475 (5 Days)

Cost 2016: £485 (5 Days)

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Welsh Winter Ridges

An exhilarating weekend of guided mountaineering on some of Snowdonia's classic ridges. In winter, these narrow, rocky exposed ridges are even more demanding and exciting. In a group of two, you'll ...........

Experience Required: A good level a hillwalking fitness, a head for heights and a thirst for adventure.

Cost 2015: £360 (2 Days)

Cost 2016: £365 (2 Days)

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BMC discounted courses

Can't find what you are looking for?

You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run one of the courses listed above on a date that suits you and your friends or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too.
Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.

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British Mountaineering Council Deals

Check out the latest rock climbing and hillwalking deals from our partner organisation The BMC.
Now includes a range of subsidised winter skills courses!!!!

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Winter Ski SessionsWe have a variety of skiing lessons, open practice and tubing sessions throughout December.....


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Big Scottish Winter Weekend (30-31 Jan)In Jan we're dedicating a whole weekend in Scotland to fantastic 2 day winter courses in Glencoe.....


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Big Winter Walk (30-31 Jan)After the huge success our last Big Winter Walk we've teamed up with Cotswold Outdoor once again.....


The Big CPD Event (4-15 Jan)Instructors, leaders and coaches. Get the CPD training you need on our CPD event. ....

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